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  • Who wants to be the note taker ? Ingolf.
  • New member Nico Toerl from UB Leipzig.

Upcoming F2F meetings
  • June 17-19 FOLIO working meeting in Crystal City, VA. The week before the ALA meeting in Washington, DC.
    • We want to meet with the developers and with each other there.
    • We see a need to discuss technical issues with the developers now, at WOLFCon (in 10 month) will be too late.
    • Registration fee will be $100, travel costs and logis must be paid by us.
    • We should apply for the funding at our institutions and see that as many of us as possible can go to the meeting.
    • If there should be no official meeting room for us, we will certainly be able to meet in some other location (café, pub).
    • Registration is not yet out, we will wait for an official registration site.
    • PC has assembled a planning commiteé for the meeting (agenda, lodging etc.)
  • WOLFCon will be in January 2020 (week of Jan 20). Texas A&M has agreed to host the WOLFCon.
10:20 EDTGOBI Integration

Ann-Marie will give a GOBI integration demo.

Meeting Notes

GOBI is a web-based acquisition tool. GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Interface) was developed by YBP Library Services. YBP is one of the leading book providers for print books and ebooks in English language. Ann-Marie started working at YBP in 1997. YBP became a part of EBSCO in 2015 and developed into GOBI® Library Solutions. GOBI focused on collection development and ordering workflow solutions.

An order is created in GOBI and moves to the FOLIO ILS. Ann-Marie explains the workflow by means of an illustration (Ann-Marie Breaux ...please insert link to slide here...). There are two GOBI-specific modules which are connected to Okapi: edge-orders and mod_gobi (question) . Other modules, which are not GOBI-specific, are involved. GOBI creates an order key (which is also called YBP order key). An order will be created in FOLIO Orders. The FOLIO order line matches the GOBI order key. GOBI gets the FOLIO order number back.

GOBI could also output invoices and cataloging records, GOBI sees all correspondences about these. (question)

Ann-Marie shows the order in FOLIO (EBSCO demo site) Order App. PO line details have been created.

FOLIO has E-Resource details. Once the order has been received, details will fill.

Inventory Records in FOLIO will be created automatically. GOBI creates the instance and

  • as many holdings as there are locations
  • as many items as there are copies mentioned on the order line.

Now, the ILS is ready to circulate.

Updates for items based on the call number on data import are still to come.

The API has recently been improved for privacy concerns.


Ingolf thinks that this highly automated workflow will make the lives of librarians concerned with acquisition much easier.

Harry adds that Harrasowitz and (another big content provider) support some ILSes the same way as GOBI does. This makes working with the big vendors as efficient as possible, to have more time to cope with the little ones.

Ann-Marie refers us to Craig McNally for technical questions on GOBI integrations.

The group thanks Ann-Marie for this comprehensive demonstration and explanation of the workflows!

Next meetingsIngolf

Mar 22nd: Anton, Jason and Adam will get back to us about the JIRA issues for the deployment issues.

Mar 29th: Source Data and Integrations review with Harry. We need to find out what is already in JIRA.

Holiday planning
Ingolf will be unavailable on 3 consecutive Fridays in April (Apr. 12: Ingolf on FOLIO Days in Bremen ; Apr 19 Good Friday (Holiday in Germany), Apr. 26 Ingolf on holiday).